The energetic area of Edgware Road, central London, lives up to its ancient Roman name of ‘wares’—goods—sold along the edge of the road. A cosmopolitan and ancient trading place—close to Paddington Station and Regents Park canal system. It is defined by an eclectic and historical fusion of languages, cultures and nationalities.
The main road is now lined with shisha cafés, restaurants and Middle-Eastern shops that overflow with spices, sweet treats and tagine ingredients. Hidden behind all of this is a local favourite, the bustling Church Street Market that sold its first ‘wares’ in 1830. With over 200 market stalls and countless eclectic fabric and antique shops, it is a community-orientated market selling a lavish mix of foods, clothes and kitchen utensils to reflect its Middle-Eastern, Asian and Irish history.
Fox and Squirrel’s Bee Farrell—food writer and anthropologist—will share her 30 year knowledge of the area on a three hour multi course tour that will include tea and cake at roof-top garden cafe, Moroccan tasters at market stall tables and Spanish tapas in a Galician restaurant.